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Ron Vlasic, regional vice president of hotels at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, is the 2012 vice chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and incoming 2013 chairman of AH&LA. In his role with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Vlasic provides operational support to Kimpton’s lifestyle hotels in the Midwest, Mountain states and Pacific Northwest. Vlasic also advises Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s department on sustainability through environmentally friendly business practices.[…] Continue Reading »
Lee Salamone is the director of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, which is part of the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division. I recently asked her about the state of the polyurethanes industry and what to expect at CPI’s annual conference, which is next week in Atlanta.
Char Beales is the president and CEO of CTAM — the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing. She recently took time to answer questions about her leadership philosophy and challenges facing the industry.
Q: Who were your mentors early in your career? What did you learn from them?
I was fortunate to have two mentors early in my career who were giants in the broadcasting and cable businesses.[…] Continue Reading »
It is no secret that associations, member-based organizations and nonprofit boards are facing fundraising challenges. Direct and indirect competition in the publicly financed marketplace is considerable.
What is being lost in the modern scramble for fiscal sustenance is improving the experience and recognition that guests and sponsors deserve for their patronage going forward.
There are four pillars to envisioning, funding and achieving any organization’s agenda:
- Loyal, paying members.
Craig Fuller has been president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association since 2009. He is only the fourth person to hold this position since AOPA was founded in 1939. He brings to the job a career that includes senior public-affairs positions in business, association leadership and executive positions in the federal government, including eight years of service in the White House, from 1981 to 1989.[…] Continue Reading »